January 22, 2012

Michael West To Cops: "I Didn't Assault My Wife, A Ghost Did It"

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin (The Weekly Vice) - Michael West, a 41-year-old Fond du Lac man was jailed Sunday after he allegedly physically abused his wife, then told police that a "ghost" did it.

According to Fond du Lac Police, officers were called to the West's residence on reports of a domestic disturbance. When officers arrived on the scene, Mrs. West was crying and bleeding heavily from her nose.

When officers questioned the woman, she stated that West had choked her twice, then punched her in the face several times when she attempted to call 911. West told police that his wife had fallen several times, then changed his story and claimed a "ghost" had caused the injuries. He was apprehended after resisting arrest. Officers state that he was intoxicated.

West was booked into the Fond du Lac County Jail and charged with strangulation, battery, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest. His bond was set at $1,000. If convicted, he could face a $10,000 fine and nine months incarceration for the misdemeanor charges.

Mandi Milenko
The Weekly Vice

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